Development of new vehicles such as utility vehicles or construction and agricultural vehicles is characterized by ever shorter development cycles and pursuit of higher productivity. At the same time, the number of variants is growing, as are demands for safety and functionality.
To continue to draw reliable conclusions about durability, today's test engineers are forced to record more and more measurement data in a shorter time. After all, measurement data is just as important as ever for optimizing design. That means loading data for vehicles and vehicle components must be recorded accurately and reliably.
Depending on the type of vehicle and the purpose of the measurement, however, there are different requirements for measurement technology. Here are a few scenarios:
- A tractor in the dusty expanses of a wheat field, in the mud or in blistering heat
- A construction crane for skyscrapers several hundred meters high
- A ship for supplying oil rigs, exposed to wind and weather
- A truck for transporting material excavated from a mine
- A car in winter and summer tests north of the Arctic Circle or in the Nevada desert
In all these applications, specialized data acquisition systems like SomatXR from HBM show their strengths: a rugged design and the flexibility to adapt to different measurement tasks.